Oct 032022

Ashley couldn’t believe what she was reading. After she’d booked an Airbnb for a forthcoming trip to Ohio to visit family, the company had emailed her in September to tell her she was no longer eligible to use the platform as either a host or a guest. The decision, the company said, was due to a third-party evaluation that had detected a criminal record. The email confused Ashley. “I was like, wait, I don’t have a criminal background,” she said. But when she received and reviewed the evaluation, she realized what had caused the ban. In 2013, Ashley, who is Black, had been reprimanded by a police officer after her dog escaped her house. The local…

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